Teenager Shot by Police in High School Parking Lot

Officers shot and killed a teenager in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School in San Diego Saturday morning, after the teen called police asking for a welfare check on himself and then allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers.

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The scene of the officer-involved shooting in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School on May 6.
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What appear to be garments and a backpack are sprawled across the Torrey Pines High School parking lot where the shooting took place.
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Investigators examine evidence in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School.
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Investigators examine and collect evidence at the scene. The BB gun the 15-year-old boy pulled from his waistband is seen in the foreground.
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Investigators collect pictures of the BB gun the 15-year-old boy pointed at SDPD officers before he was fatally shot.
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An up-close look at the BB gun the 15-year-old boy pointed at SDPD officers.
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Investigators put the BB gun in an evidence collection box.
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Evidence markers are seen placed along the windshield of a SDPD cruiser at the scene of the shooting.
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The 15-year-old boy was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla where he was pronounced dead.
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The main entrance to the front parking lot of Torrey Pines High School where the shooting took place.
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Capt. Holden said the 15-year-old boy called police asking officers to conduct a welfare check on a minor -- himself -- just before 3:30 a.m.
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Two officers were the first to arrive at the parking lot at the front entrance of Torrey Pines High School. There, they spotted the teenager standing in the lot.
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SDPD Acting Homicide Capt. Mike Holden said that the teenager pulled a gun out of his waistband as officers got out of their patrol car, "and pointed it directly at one of the officers."
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Both officers responded by firing their guns at the teen. Holden said the gunfire struck the teenager "a number of times."
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The teenager was critically wounded and taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later. The officers were not hurt.
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Capt. Holden said the officers involved in the teenager's shooting were wearing department-issued body cameras, so footage of the deadly shooting does exist.
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Tracy Francisco-Dominice holds up sign with her phone number offering kids help and support following the incident at Torrey Pines High School.
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Torrey Pines High School is located at 3710 Del Mar Heights Road in San Diego.
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